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Golden State Warriors Win Second NBA Championship In Three Seasons

They weren't so Golden in their lone blemish, a Game 4 loss when they played some of the poorest defense in Finals history to spoil a flawless postseason. The Warriors, now champions for the second time in three years, finish the postseason with a 16-1 record - the highest playoff winning percentage in National Basketball Association history. [Full Article...]

Southgate gauges gap to best as England lose in France

Southgate gauges gap to best as England lose in France Assisted by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR ) system, the referee awarded the visitors a penalty, and showed France's central defender Raphael Varane a red card as the Frenchman appeared to tackle Alli in defense. The game was the first meeting of the sides since 2015, when England won 2-0 in a friendly on that emotionally charged night at Wembley. "Today we kept the ball better than Fran... [Full Article...]

Bangladesh v India: ICC Champions Trophy semi-final

They are overwhelming favourites to book their spot in a second successive final while a 240-run trouncing of Bangladesh , who were skittled for 84, in a warm-up match last month is still fresh in the memory. Bangladesh have taken huge strides. This is not the first time when Bangladesh has played their ugly mind games and come up with such a shameful act. [Full Article...]

Warriors unanimously decline White House visit, per reports

According to ESPN's The Undefeated , while the team is all about "celebrating our championship", the Dubs "will make those decisions when and if necessary". "I might call him and say, 'If they ask, just say our schedules conflicted.' And then if y'all write something, we'll say, 'Fake News, '" Iguodala said. [Full Article...]

England crumble to 211 all out against Pakistan

England crumble to 211 all out against Pakistan Mohammad Hafeez (31 not out) hit Stokes for a boundary to seal the win, sharing a 42-run partnership for the third wicket with Babar Azam (38 not out). Captain Sarfraz Ahmed was optimistic his star bowler Mohammad Amir, who missed the game with a back spasm, would be fit to play at The Kia Oval on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Manchester United edging ever closer to signing Alvaro Morata

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane reportedly wants to keep the former Juventus striker despite offering him limited first-team football last term. Morata still managed to net 20 goals in all competitions for the La Liga champions last season despite being understudy to Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema , and the ex-Juventus star will hope that a good season in United's starting lineup wil... [Full Article...]

Zaman, Ali help Pakistan storm into Champion's Trophy final

Sarfraz rescued Pakistan from the position of 162/7 while chasing 237, to set up a semi-final date against England . Alex Hales' attempt to up the ante had already ended in a faulty chip to cover, advancing to Rumman Raees to give the one-day worldwide debutant his maiden wicket. [Full Article...]

Mayweather, McGregor agree to August 26 super fight

Neither specified the Las Vegas venue that will host the fight . The odds as they stand now, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook: Floyd Mayweather is a -1100 favorite to the +700 underdog Conor McGregor . The out and out power he generates may be too hot for McGregor to handle. UFC's White joined ESPN for an interview shortly after the fight was announced, and he desc... [Full Article...]

Mbappe is ready to decide future

Mbappe is ready to decide future They would also like to sign his team-mate, Thomas Lemar, a 21-year-old France global who scored 19 goals from left midfield last season in the Monaco team that won the French league and reached the semi-final of the Champions League. "We'll see what's happening". Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery suggests that the French giants are keen on signing AS Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe . [Full Article...]

Kohli urges India to keep cool for Champions Trophy match

South Africa lost a 1999 World Cup semi-final against Australia when they needed one run to win from the last four balls and were eliminated in the group stage on home soil in 2003 after misunderstanding the Duckworth-Lewis scoring system. [Full Article...]

Mayweather-McGregor Could Set PPV Records — Showtime's Stephen Espinoza

White told ESPN that the 12-round fight would take place at the T-Mobile Arena and that McGregor would weigh in at 154 pounds. "It's official", Mayweather said on his Instagram account next to a video poster of both fighters. UFC president Dana White swiftly shot down the rumors and Mayweather admitted to planting the story . The biggest question left to answer: will people actua... [Full Article...]

Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years

Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years Fans light fireworks on a street in downtown Oakland , Calif., after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday June 12, 2017. 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala scored 20 points off the bench. How does he not compromise the squad needed to fight past rivals to reach the Finals? "But we're champions and it's wonderful doing it on our... [Full Article...]

Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

The American will also be aware that a win would take him ahead of the legendary Rocky Marciano, who also retired with a 49-0 record. While many obviously wanted to see McGregor take on Mayweather for the big money fight, a lot of UFC fans are awaiting the third installment of the McGregor-Diaz rivalry, which stands at one fight apiece after McGregor's win over Diaz at UFC 202 last summer. [Full Article...]

Arena rebuilds U.S. confidence after Klinsmann

The hardest task for elite offensive teams is breaking down a stout and organized defense, but with Mexico's talent, there should be more first goals from open play. "We watched a lot of video with some of their movements", Bradley said. Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera smacked a free kick off the bar from 30 yards after 70 minutes before Bradley hammered a volley off the post from a simi... [Full Article...]

Crusaders name seven All Blacks for Lions clash

Crusaders name seven All Blacks for Lions clash The four members of the Lions touring squad who did not play against the Blues or the Provincial Barbarians - flanker Sean O'Brien, scrumhalf Conor Murray, center Jonathan Davies and winger George North - will get their first outings. "There are plenty of good players in this squad and to see how they go about everything they do is a brilliant way of learning for everybody". "As a touring t... [Full Article...]

FIFA give referees power to abandon games in the face of discrimination

FIFA give referees power to abandon games in the face of discrimination The Human Rights Watch report reveals that at least 17 workers have lost their lives in construction sites. Officials for the local organizing committee for the 2018 World Cup did not immediately respond to questions about the report . [Full Article...]

LeBron's title window may have been shut by Warriors

The Warriors secured a 129-120 victory on Monday to take their second title in three seasons and cap a near-perfect run through the play-offs. NOTES: The Warriors'.941 winning percentage in the playoffs (16-1) bettered the previous mark of.938 established by the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers, who went 15-1. [Full Article...]

Murray, Wawrinka to meet 2nd time in French Open semis

He won the first set against Nishikori 6-1, led by two sets to one and looked poised to go a break up in the fourth when play was interrupted by a loud noise from the PA system. Open quarterfinals in September. 'He was playing better. Sometimes you can play so bad before a Grand Slam , but the Grand Slam comes and you win somehow, and you don't know why. [Full Article...]

Gareth Southgate admits England are still behind world's best

Gareth Southgate admits England are still behind world's best Only a fine stop from goalkeeper Jack Butland in injury time , and the crossbar earlier, denied Mbappe his first global goal. Dele Alli was brought down by Raphael Varane and after consultation with the video assistant, England were awarded the penalty and Varane was sent off. [Full Article...]

Trump eyes Supreme Court after appeals court rejects travel ban

Trump eyes Supreme Court after appeals court rejects travel ban But the Ninth Circuit vacated portions of the injunction that prevented the government from conducting internal reviews of its vetting procedures. The suits by Hawaii and the Maryland challengers argued that the order violated federal immigration law and a section of the Constitution's First Amendment that prohibits the government from favouring or disfavouring any particular religion. [Full Article...]


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